Serving the Amateur Radio community of South-West Scotland

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Amateur Radio Club

is the only amateur radio club in South-West Scotland. We serve the huge area of
  Dumfries and Galloway and northwards into Ayrshire.

We meet every Thursday evening in Stranraer
(click for details).

To find out more, please explore the main Menu (above).

To contact us, click here (

Coming Events
(Thursday evenings from 7.00 pm at the clubroom, unless indicated otherwise)

16 November  Silent Key Auction, proceeds to the family of the late Andy McCreadie 2M0GKD.
Sales begin at 7.30 sharp!

All members should have received the detailed auction lists by direct email (two PDF files). If you haven't received these, please email us.

7 December  Christmas Dinner at the Creebridge House Hotel, Newton Stewart,
(7.00 for 7.30).

The Menu has been emailed to all members. Please confirm numbers at the Club, or by email to our Treasurer Peter GM7NFF.

21 December Christmas Social at the clubroom - details to follow.

The first meeting in 2018 will be 4 January.

Members receive personal updates by email
and we also post on Facebook.

For more information about any of these news items, please contact us (

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Recent Club News...

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GM4RIV Back on HF
(26 October)

The club station now has an HF antenna again for the winter - available for all members to use. Thanks to all in the work party!

GM8AVM's Movie Night
(19 October)

Thanks to everyone for a good turnout, and special thanks to Ian GM8AVM and Richard MM1BHO for a brilliant programme (ably assisted by John GM4GDF).

We are definitely going to do this again!
Please keep this in mind when taking your own videos (and also stills). We can show any standard format from a camera or phone - just bring it along on a USB stick.

GB7DK 2m Repeater is Back on Air
(7 October)

GB7DK is located on a ridge overlooking Stranraer,
and covers most of West Wigtownshire including the North and South Rhinns (see map).

GB7DK is a dual-mode analogue FM or digital (Yaesu C4FM) repeater. Like GB3DG, 'DK will repeat whichever mode it hears on the input.

Repeater output frequency is 145.6875 MHz, input frequency 145.0875 MHz. Access is by 103.5 Hz subaudible tone, exactly the same as GB3DG.

Please get on the air, listen for GB7DK and use it!

AGM News
(6 October)

Clive Smith GM4FZH receives the Hilda Kelday Trophy (an antique Morse key) for this year, to recognise his many years of work as an exam tutor -
not only here at WARC but also through RSGB exam publications and as a Distance Learning tutor.

New Club Committee
William Little 2M0WML, President
Ian White GM3SEK, Secretary
Peter Salmon GM7NFF, Treasurer
Ian Macdonald GM8AVM
Lance Davis-Edmonds 2M0HEO
Nadine White MM0WNW
Russell Rixon GM8ORE
Davy Boden MM0LGR
Wul Murdoch 2M0WUL

Neil Thomson, MM0NEO
(1 September)

With deep regret we must inform you that Neil died in hospital this morning.

Our deepest condolences to Tracey and family.
Let us all remember a fine man and a good friend.

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